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1

What was Mahatma Gandhi’s key method, which he and others used to defeat the British Empire in one of the greatest political victories ever?

Non-violent resistance

2

According to Gandhi, what is the worst form of violence?

Poverty

3

What does he say is the strength of civil resistance?

By provoking response, the British can see that they are not in control

4

Why was Gandhi’s clothing important?

Because they were Indian made rather than British

5

While in South Africa, how may we describe Gandhi?

It was during these years that Gandhi developed his ideas of non-violence, practicing them as a means for opposing European racial discrimination against Indians living in South Africa. Though this was the first large-scale and successful employment of non-violent civil disobedience, Satyagraha situates the event within an extended context. The opera's staging and text reflect the historical continuity of non-violence beginning before South Africa, coming to fruition there, reappearing in the American civil rights movement, remaining still as a methodology among present-day political activists ill-disposed to terrorism. In this way, Satyagraha suggests the persistence of an idea.

6

The role of Gandhi was played by Ben Kingsley, who is from what background?

Indian father, British mother

7

The British said that without them, the country would split up, and what happened?

India had rebuilt itself

8

Part of the original soundtrack is by whom?

George Fenton, Ravi Shankar

9

Gandhi was murdered by whom?

Nathuram Godse

10

How many Academy Awards did this film win?

8

11

Which of the following did it NOT win for?

Best makeup, Best original score, Best sound (all nominated)

12

Complete this sentence: “The only devils in the world are those…”

“… running around in our hearts”

13

“Whenever I despair, I remember that _____ has always won.”

“the way of truth and love”

14

The worst event shown in the film is the infamous 1919 massacre of women, men and children in Amritsar. The scene immediately cuts to the single British officer General Dyer facing an Inquiry Commission. But the film leaves out that Dyer….

Not sure

15

In comparing two films in class, Gandhi and Missing, the professor dismissed the notion
that….

Not sure

16

The only weakness shown in the film about Gandhi involves when he angrily does
what?

Argues with his wife and asks her to leave.

17

In the film, how is British Imperialism portrayed?

Negative and racist

18

There is something _______ about the anti-imperialist message in Gandhi.

Not sure

19

The film discusses religious differences, but largely avoids….

Mentioning religion

20

Why was Gandhi screened in Apartheid South Africa?

As a memorial to him